We offer a wide range of gynecologic services at Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC). Whether it is routine screenings, or advanced care for gynecologic disorders, we provide the specialized care and advanced technology our patients need.
We offer many gynecological procedures at UVMC including:
Bladder and Pelvic Health
UVMC has an experienced team that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of many bladder and pelvic health issues. Learn more about bladder and pelvic health at UVMC.
Minimally-invasive and Robotic Surgery
UVMC incorporates minimally-invasive and robotic surgery into its gynecologic procedures.
Benefits of minimally-invasive and robotic surgery include:
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Smaller risk of infection
- Smaller scars
- Shorter recovery time
Learn more about minimally-invasive surgery and robotic surgery.
Comprehensive Breast Program
UVMC radiologists and surgeons collaborate to provide a Comprehensive Breast Program that includes digital mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging along with multiple biopsy options.
Perimenopause and Menopause
Our experienced staff at UVMC is dedicated to helping women understand their menopause symptoms and treatment options.
Perimenopause is the time (months or years) leading up to menopause, when the ovaries begin to produce fewer hormones.
Menopause occurs when the ovaries stop working completely. During the months or years leading up to this, the ovaries begin to produce fewer hormones (perimenopause).
Treatments for menopause include:
- Hormone therapy
- Other drug treatments
- Complementary treatments
- Alternative therapies
- Hormone therapy programs
At UVMC, we tailor hormone therapy program specifically to your needs. When developing a hormone therapy program, we consider factors such as risk of cancer, menopause and history of hysterectomy.
It is important that patients discuss both the risks and benefits of hormone therapy with their physician before beginning a program.
Hormone therapy programs at UVMC include:
- Cyclic estrogen and progestin - With this program, you take estrogen all month and progestin for about half of the month. This method is based on a normal menstrual cycle; you will have some of the same symptoms, such as bleeding. This program can also help reduce your risk of uterine cancer.
- Combined continuous - Both estrogen and progestin are taken each day of the month; however, you take a lower dose of progestin. With this program, you are likely to have the same symptoms of a menstrual cycle, and you lower your risk of uterine cancer.
- Combined continuous with a break - You take five to seven days off before estrogen and progestin each month. This program helps reduce the risk of uterine cancer. You may also experience less irregular bleeding than with the combined continuous program.
- Unopposed estrogen - Estrogen is prescribed by itself in this program. This therapy is most commonly used for women who have had a hysterectomy; however, women who still have their uterus can also use this option. You will need annual tests to check for uterine cancer.
Preparing for Gynecologic Treatments
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about gynecologic treatments. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for a surgery and much more.
Content Updated: December 8, 2014